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NCC - SUNY Empire State College Nursing Program

Understanding the Nassau Community College – SUNY Empire State College Nursing Program

The Nassau Community College - SUNY Empire State College Multi-Award Nursing Program (NCC - ESC) is a dual-degree, Multi-Award program, with the Associate in Science1 (A.S.) degree awarded by NCC at the completion of the fifth semester. This allows the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination2 (NCLEX-RN) and to earn the license of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN), required before entering the sixth semester of the program.

The Multi-Award program requires the completion of 124 credits3 (53 credits of Liberal Arts/ Sciences/ General Education and 71 credits of Professional Nursing Education). The program is designed to be completed in four (4) years of full-time study. This integrated curriculum includes classroom instruction at Nassau Community College, with on-campus laboratory and clinical placements throughout Nassau County. SUNY-Empire State College courses will be delivered using an online platform, with NCC as the home campus throughout the Nursing program.

  1. Associate of Science Degree in Nursing will be awarded by NCC after the completion of the required 84 credits (39 Nursing credits and 45 General Education credits).
  2. Nursing Students must PASS the NCLEX-RN Exam to continue into the sixth semester of the program.
  3. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing awarded by ESC after completion of the required 124 credits.

Nursing Program Course Descriptions

Nursing Multi-Award (A.S., B.S.N)

Application Timeline


February 21 – March 14, 2022


September 6 – October 6, 2022 

If you are an existing or former student (and have not attended another college) of NCC and wish to apply to the Nursing program, please use the link below.

Read the instructions carefully and fill out the application completely.

  1. Scan and email the completed application to Nursing@ncc.edu, with the subject line "Spring 2022 Application"
  2. Include the following documents with your application:
    • Copy of your TEAS with each individual subject scores listed
    • Unofficial NCC transcript - if available
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts from other colleges - if available
    • Visit your local office supply store to scan documents if you do not have access to a scanner

As a reminder, all campus activities are suspended and offices and services are operating remotely.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Spring 2022 Change of Program applications will be accepted from September 7, 2021, until October 4, 2021

Application to the Nursing Program

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